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Time in a Bottle

Music by Jim Croce

Originally Performed by Jim Croce

"Time in a Bottle" is a hit single by singer-songwriter Jim Croce. Croce wrote the lyrics after his wife Ingrid told him she was pregnant, in December 1970. It appeared on his 1972 ABC debut album You Don't Mess Around with Jim. ABC originally did not intend to release the song as a single; but when Croce was killed in a plane crash in September 1973, the song's lyrics, dealing with mortality and the wish to have more time, had additional resonance. The song subsequently received a large amount of airplay as an album track and demand for a single release built. When it was eventually issued as a 7", it became his second and final No. 1 hit. After the single had finished its two-week run at the top in early January 1974, the album You Don't Mess Around with Jim became No. 1 for five weeks. In 1977, "Time in a Bottle" was used as the title for a compilation album of Croce's love songs.

    Release Date: 1972

Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Various : Great Songs of Folk Music : Solo : Songbook : 884088136796 : 1575609525 : 02500997

Various : Great Songs of Folk Music

Nearly 50 of the most popular folk songs of our time, including: Blowin' in the Wind - The House of the Rising Sun - I Ain't Marching Anymore - If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song) - Jamaica Farewell - Kum Ba Yah - Man of Constant Sorrow - Puff the Magic Dragon - Scarborough Fair/Canticle - Sunshine on My Shoulders - This Land Is Your Land - Time in a Bottle - The Times They Are A-Changin' - Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) - The Unicorn - Where Have All the Flowers Gone? - and more.

Songlist: Follow Me, Kum Ba Yah, Guantanamera, Sloop John B, Tom Dooley, We Shall Overcome, All My Trials, Catch The Wind, Water Is Wide, Turn Around, I Ain't Marching Anymore, Man Of Constant Sorrow, Michael Row The Boat Ashore, The House Of The Rising Sun, Blowin' In The Wind, Bottle Of Wine, Lemon Tree, Scarborough Fair/Canticle, Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, A Kiss At The End Of The Rainbow, Suzanne, Day-O (The Banana Boat Song), Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, Dona Dona, Wild Mountain Thyme, Five Hundred Miles, Greenfields, Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season), The Universal Soldier, I'll Never Find Another You, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 10283b | Songbook | $22.95 | PVG

Various : The Homespun Songbook : Unison : Songbook : 840126964882 : 1705138756 : 00367073

Various : The Homespun Songbook

Singing and playing music at gatherings - whether around a campfire with friends, at parties or community sing-alongs - is always magical and uplifting. Music is the universal language that brings people together from all walks of life. Happy Traum, the renown folk musician and educator/founder of Homespun Tapes, has put together this fantastic collection of 100 songs, perfect for gatherings of all sizes. They have been joyously tested at sing-alongs and jamborees for generations, and he wants to share the experience with you! Happy tells how and where he became acquainted with each song and the artists who wrote them and/or made them famous (many of whom are/were personal friends) and how these songs shaped the culture and times. The songs in this collection are organized into four sections: Traditional Folk and Bluegrass, Singing the Blues, Gospel Songs and Spirituals, Singer/Songwriters. Here are a few highlights: Amazing Grace - Betty and Dupree - Blowin' in the Wind - Darcy Farrow - Freight Train - He's Got the Whole World in His Hands - House of the Rising Sun - I'll Fly Away - Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - Nine Hundred Miles - St. James Infirmary Blues - and many more! Each song contains lyrics and easy-to-play guitar chord diagrams!

Songlist: I Am A Pilgrim, Wildwood Flower, Nine Hundred Miles, Come Back Baby, Angels From Montgomery, Make Me A Pallet On The Floor, Rocky Mountain High, C.C. Rider, East Virginia Blues, Water Is Wide, Jesus On The Mainline, Amazing Grace, Careless Love, Bury Me Beneath The Willow, My Lord, What A Morning, Church Street Blues, Freight Train, Six Days On The Road, Willin', I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow, Annie's Song, The Circle Game, Summertime, John Henry, Angel Band, Rock Island Line, This Train, Let Us Break Bread Together, I'll Fly Away, Blowin' In The Wind, and more

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Voicing: Unison | 11801b | Songbook | $24.99

Various : The Great American Songbook - Pop/Rock Era : Solo : Songbook : 888680754419 : 1540030504 : 00278788

Various : The Great American Songbook - Pop/Rock Era

Most people think of older standards when they hear Great American Songbook, but these more recent hits are so successful that they already have earned their place in musical history. Includes piano, voice and guitar arrangements of 100 songs.

Songlist: Lowdown, More Than A Feeling, Ain't That A Shame, Time After Time, Runaway, All Along The Watchtower, God Only Knows, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Rocky Mountain High, Stand By Me, Lean On Me, American Pie, The Look Of Love, Walking In Memphis, Don't Know Why, Don't Stop Believin', Be-Bop-A-Lula, Billie Jean, Blue Suede Shoes, Blueberry Hill, Summertime Blues, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Daydream, Bye Bye Love, California Dreamin', Drift Away, Can't Help Falling In Love, Good Vibrations, Dance To The Music, Deacon Blues, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40602b | Songbook | $36.95 | PVG

Individual Folios

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Time in a Bottle : SATB : Mac Huff : Jim Croce : Jim Croce : Songbook : 08201181 : 073999295962

Mac Huff : Time in a Bottle

Mixed and women's choirs will both love this well-crafted setting of the 1973 #1 pop hit by Jim Croce. The simple, arpeggiated accompaniment adds special charm. Available: SATB, SAB, SSA. Performance Time: Approx. 4:00.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composer: Jim Croce Performed By: Jim Croce

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.65 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08201181 | Digital Version Available

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